CREOL Lab Proposes Way To Expand Capacity of Non-Mechanical Laser Beam Steerers

July 8, 2021 by
A new device demonstrated by the laboratory of Professor Shin-Tson Wu, Ph.D. offers a novel method for expanding the capabilities and accuracy of non-mechanical laser beam steerers. The method, detailed in a new article in Light Science & Application titled “Miniature planar telescopes for efficient, wide-angle, high-precision beam steering,” addresses the inherent limitations of current […]

Optics Professor Breaks Down Vaccine Mystery With Ingredient Explanation

May 21, 2021 by
Mistrust of the COVID-19 vaccine is rooted partly in its rapid introduction, the seemingly new technologies involved and the long list of ingredients with mysterious names like “N-ditetradecylacetamide.” But the purpose behind “monobasic potassium phosphate” in the vaccine can be understood with chemistry principles UCF students learn all the time, according to Professor of Chemistry […]

Faculty Newcomer Launches Astrophotonics Program in Fall 2021

May 7, 2021 by
A new astrophotonics program launching this fall in CREOL, College of Optics and Photonics, will be led by an equally new faculty member, Stephen Eikenberry, Ph.D. While Eikenberry is a UCF rookie, he brings extensive experience studying the cosmos to the college, including credit for discovering one of the brightest and largest known stars with […]

Delfyett Named ‘University Distinguished Professor’ By UCF President

April 16, 2021 by
Pegasus Professor Peter Delfyett, Ph.D., was recently awarded the title “University Distinguished Professor” by UCF President Alexander Cartwright. Cartwright’s citation acknowledges Delfyett’s “exceptional teaching, research and service, which are evident throughout his career and UCF is grateful for the lasting impact he will have on our university and students.” Delfyett most recently earned high distinction for […]

CREOL Professor One of Few Academics Elected as DEPS Fellow

April 9, 2021 by
Pegasus Professor Martin Richardson, Ph.D., was recently admitted as a fellow of the Directed Energy Professional Society (DEPS), one of only a handful of academics to do so. Richardson, a CREOL professor of optics and founding director of the Townes Laser Institute, was chosen for his “longstanding commitment to directed energy through globally recognized academic […]

Founder’s Day 2021 Honorees

April 7, 2021 by
BY ALLISON HURTADO ’12 The Founders’ Day Awards celebrate the outstanding academic achievements of our faculty members and students. As we recognize these achievements, we remember the efforts of those women and men who made this university a reality, and we prepare for the accomplishments of the future. In an extraordinary time, our faculty and […]

Newest CREOL Faculty Member Brings Deep Research Experience

March 15, 2021 by
A highly regarded name in the field of optics was recruited a year ago to CREOL, the College of Optics and Photonics, for his expertise in multiple areas of research. Yehuda Braiman, Ph.D., brings more than 20 years experience as a distinguished research and development scientist at Tennessee’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, along with a […]

Delfyett to be Inducted into the National Academy of Engineering

February 18, 2021 by
When Peter Delfyett first fell in love with science during elementary school, he imagined he would grow up to be a paleontologist. Instead, the Pegasus Professor of optics and photonics has spent his career developing futuristic technology. From lasers that are used to cut Gorilla Glass for Samsung phones to fiber-optic cable technology that allows the internet […]

Professor, Alumnus Recognized as SPIE Fellow

January 28, 2021 by
A faculty member and an alumnus are among the newest class of fellows named by the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE). The honor goes to Professor Axel Schülzgen, Ph.D., who studies and specializes in fiber optics. He is already a fellow in the Optical Society of America; his awards at UCF include the […]

UCF Researchers Receive Department of Defense Grants

January 14, 2021 by
By GENE KRUCKEMYER Three UCF researchers working on different projects have been awarded a total of about $1.3 million from the Department of Defense. The grants were part of the DOD awarding of $50 million to 85 institutions across the nation in the Fiscal Year 2021 Defense University Research Instrumentation Program. The recipients and their […]